All coffee enthusiasts must have known Giyanti Coffee. I personally have been coming to this coffee shop for a long while, but it wasn’t until recently I realized I’ve never written anything about it. Not that they need more exposure in the first place. Anyway, no better time to write about it compared to now, when they have a newly expanded wing from the old Giyanti. Let’s call it Giyanti Coffee 2.0.
Let’s rehash what we know about Giyanti in the first place. The owner is Hendrik, an artist slash magician when it comes to coffee—highly skilled and technical. It’s no wonder they roast great coffee and quite a lot of coffee shops source from them. Previously Giyanti made it hard for us, bloggers, to write about their place, thanks to the no-photo rule. With no Om Hendrik nor the old no-photo signage in sight, we can really use our time to explore the new place and take proper pictures.
So what’s new about Giyanti Coffee 2.0? The space somehow feels more welcoming and accommodating to different kinds of customers. Now there are more areas for those who prefer to sit and enjoy coffee alone, while the communal space stays. Your eyes are still gonna be pampered with the striking blue doors-yellow accent-white bricks combo. They manage to incorporate more fun and feelings into their physicality.
This expansion is also a manifestation of Giyanti’s strong foothold in the coffee world. As a part of the pioneers of third coffee wave in Jakarta, Giyanti grows differently from the others. It stays true to its idealism, sticking with one outlet, no heavy meals, good coffee, and limited opening hours. Giyanti has its own business model and its own character, which are actually part of the charm. For those reasons, people love Giyanti, and it’s likely that they’re going to love Giyanti Coffee 2.0. Good coffee shall prevail.
Address: Jalan Surabaya No. 20, Jakarta Pusat
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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